25 Ac(10.12 Ha)
Price on application

Leonards FieldsBears Lane, Great Chart, Ashford, TN23 3BW


    Key features

    • Freehold with vacant posession
    • About 25 acres of land in a stunning rural setting
    • Planning permission for 10 detached dwellings
    • Superb links to London and the continent
    • Ashford International Station within 4 miles
    • An extremely rare opportunity for development in an outstanding rural location

    The site offers a unique opportunity to develop 10 detached family homes set in a rural location within close proximity of Ashford International Station.

    About this property

    • The site is located to the west of Ashford’s built up area, centrally between Hothfield to the north, Great Chart to the east, Bethersden to the south west and Pluckley to the north west. Currently, the site comprises a golf course with a small car parking area to the eastern boundary off Bears Lane. The site extends to about 25 acres and continues to be maintained as a golf course. The site is secluded and benefits a number of ponds, mature trees and hedge lined boundaries making it an idyllic location for the type of homes being proposed. We understand that the Vendor’s recent outline planning application has a resolution to grant planning permission for the erection of 10 dwellings subject to the signing of a Section 106 Agreement. Originally, a hybrid planning application was given consent in October 2017. The application comprised a full application for the erection of 1 dwelling with associated landscaping and access and an outline planning application for the erection of 6 large detached dwellings. We understand that the new application for 10 units is not subject to an affordable housing requirement. We are informed that the Section 106 obligation will equate to £504,000.

    Local information

    • The site also benefits good transport links being about 3.7 miles west of Junction 9 of the M20, giving quick access to the M26, M25 and M23. London airports including Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow are all easily accessible via the motorway network and offer connections to Europe and beyond.
    • Ashford International Station is also just 3.9 miles to the east of the site and provides regular services to London St Pancras (from 36 minutes) and Europe.
    • Ashford town centre, just 3.5 miles east of the site offers a wealth of services, shops and dining venues and is experiencing significant amounts of investment.